A report by a British news outlet prompted British Metropolitan Police to review allegations against Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell where several women claim they were sexually abused by Epstein in the U.K.
The investigation by Channel 4 News found over half a dozen claims that young women and girls were allegedly “targeted, trafficked, groomed, or abused in the UK by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, over a period spanning more than a decade,” the outlet reported.
Evidence from court papers, witness accounts and interviews detail victims’ experiences, including sexual assault and rape and found that Met Police chose not to conduct a complete investigation, according to Channel 4.
“From what I’ve seen, there is clearly enough evidence for the police to investigate more thoroughly than they have done up to now,” Nazir Afzal OBE, former chief crown prosecutor for North West England, told Channel 4. “It’s concerning, because we’ve got potentially victims here. And maybe other victims or alleged victims, who may if an investigation follows its course, be identified.”
There has been speculation about the failure to fully investigate the allegations and if the decision had anything to do with Prince Andrew’s involvement with Epstein and Maxwell, Channel 4 reported. Prince Andrew is one of many high ranking public figures who have been linked to the late financier.– READ MORE